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Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children

Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children is the largest free of charge Pediatric Hospital in Sri Lanka. It serves as the national referral center for pediatric care for Sri Lanka. Once deemed to be the largest Children’s Hospital in South Asia, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH) is working with a vision of becoming the best health care center for children in South Asia by 2025.


To be one of the best centers for PEDIATRIC HEALTH CARE in the region


To provide the best and most comprehensive paediatric care for all children who are referred to us from all over Sri Lanka & neighbouring countries. Our entire staff is dedicated to provide child friendly, best quality and safe healthcare with individualized personal attention. With the guidance of Ministry of Health, and collaboration with all donors and other stakeholders our endeavor is to achieve expected standards with continued training of our staff.

Director’s Message

As a healthcare worker, I am proud and thrilled to be a part of Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH). It is a loving home dedicated to the wellbeing of children of this nation. Having a legacy of 125 years of excellence which provides a strong foundation, we look forward to the future with a lot of hope and dreams of expanding our services. We our focused on improving the quality of our health services offered. We at LRH pledge to continue to work with dedication for the physical and mental well-being of the country’s little children.

– Dr. G. Wijesuriya

Visiting Hours (daily)

5 AM  –  6AM

12 noon  –  1 PM

5 PM  –  6PM

Contact Us

Dr. Danister De Silva Mw.,
Colombo 08, Sri Lanka.
Fax: +94 11 2686859
Tel: +94 11 2693711,+94 11 2693712
Email: directorlrh@yahoo.com info.lrh@health.gov.lk

Open 24/7/365

Children under 14 years of age can receive paediatric care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Flashback from History…

Lady Ridgeway Hospital is a gift from the colloquial rule of the English. During the period 1890-1895 when Sir Arthur Havelock was Governor of Ceylon, one of his greatest achievements was making available many advances and new opportunities in medical science to the island’s inhabitants. Until the 19th Century, children were treated as miniature adults before pediatrics emerged as a specialty…

Stories of 125 Years



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    • Laboratory Investigations
    • Radiological Investigations (MRI, CT, Xray Reports)